World Communications Year (1983)


1983/22     1983/23


 Issue Name:

World Communications Year

 Thai Issue Name:


 Issue Date:



To celebrate the World Communications Year in accordance with the resolution of the General Assembly of the United Nations Organization in proclaiming the year 1983 as World Communications Year

 Catalogue Number:



2 Baht, 3 Baht

 Unused Value:

20 Baht, 20 Baht

 Complete Set: 

40 Baht (unused), 10 Baht (used)

 Thailex Collection:



27 x 45 mm

 Quantity of Stamps:

2,000,000 pieces for design 1983/22, and 3,000,000 pieces for design 1983/23


Harrison & Sons Co., Ltd., England


Telecommunications equipment introduced by the Communications Authority of Thailand (CAT) in order to render telecommunications and data transmission services to the public. In the middle of both stamps is the logo of the 1983 World Communications Year, i.e. a single yellowish-orange-red line woven into a floral design resembling four hearts and referring to connectivity. Design 1. Top Left: a telex network with a telex machine or teleprinter, telegraph poles used for telex exchanges, and some punched paper tape in pink colour; Top Right: a parabolic satellite antenna for microwave transmission, as well as other communications equipment and towers with microwave relay dishes, on the roof of the General Post Office (fig.) on Bangkok's Charoen Krung Road, recognizable from the familiar Garuda on its gable (fig.); Bottom Left: a telecommunications satellite in space and a ground station with a parabolic satellite antenna on the world globe; Bottom Right: a circular map showing the Southeast Asian region, with dots that are connect by lines connection and indicate the Submarine Cable Network between nations, as well as a side view of the sea with a cable layer ship in brown and a submarine communications cable in white colour being lowered onto the seafloor. Design 2. Top Left: a telex machine or teleprinter, with an adjustable paper holder in black, and some punched paper tape in pale yellow colour, as well as a yellowish message card with the Thai word thoralek printed on it in black; Top Right: a landline telephone in pink and a grey pager, referring to the radio paging service, and in the background a world map in grey and orange; Bottom Left: a woman talking on a telephone in front of a combo desktop computer with a built-in screen and keyboard, referring to data transmission service; Bottom Right: a man talking on an in-car CB or mobile (two-way) radio system.

 Related Link:

10th Anniversary of the Asia-Pacific Telecommunications Organization, Inauguration of the ASEAN Submarine Cable System, Bangkok, General Post Office, Charoen Krung, thoralek, Telecom Man of The Nation